Suspects in the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal, Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov claimed that they are businessmen and do not work for GRU. Moreover, they came to Salisbury to hang out and see old clocks as RT reported.
Petrov and Boshirov claimed that they were in Salisbury on March 4, the day when the Skripals were poisoned.
“From the very beginning we came to London and planned to hang out, roughly speaking, it was not a business trip. We planned it in such way: we live in London and visit Salisbury. Of course, it should take one day. But when we came there, even a plane…we thought it will not be landed on the first try, as the transport collapse took place in England on March 2,3, the snowstorm,” Petrov said.
According to Petrov and Bashirov, they spent three days in the UK – since March 2 until March 4. In Salisbury they were on March 2 and 4.
According to the Russians, they do not know where is the house of the Skripals in Salisbury, so, possible, they passed by it.
As we reported the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Bashirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation and two citizens of the U.K. poisoned in Amesbury.
The investigation is sure that there is enough evidence to file charges.
Earlier the police of United Kingdom declare that they have identified perpetrators of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.
Later it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripals case - apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshyrov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence.
As it was reported Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Later, Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, which is produced in Russia.